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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-24

Laser and MTA pulpotomy : the way ahead in the primary dentition

1 (M.D.S) Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bharati Vidyapeeth University Dental College and Hospital Pune, India
2 (M.D.S) Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, M A Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Pune, India

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Pulpotomy is performed in a primary tooth with extensive caries but without evidence of radicular pathology when caries removal results in a carious or mechanical pulp exposure. Formocresol has been a popular pulpotomy medicament and is still the most universally taught pulp treatment for primary teeth. Concerns have been raised over the use of formocresol in humans and several alternatives have been proposed. The paper attempts to present a narrative review the use of lasers and MTA as an alternative to the conventional formocresol pulpotomy.

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